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SNIPPETS

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  • Congratulations to Agility Team GB for their fantastic performance at the FCI Agility World Championships from The Kennel Club. (Show Snippets)
     

  • The Kennel Club is offering agility competitors the opportunity to get their dog measured for free. (Show Snippets)
     

  • Short notice but... there will be a fundraising show on behalf of  Yvonne Goode on 23rd October. All profits will go towards her cancer treatment in Germany. (Show Diary)
     

  • Good luck to Team GB at the FCI Agility World Championship in Zaragoza (Spain). (Show Snippets)
     

  • All the Jump 'n Touch Winter Tournament shows are now closed.  (Show Diary)
     

  • Lincoln Agility Enthusiasts have been granted KC Limited Status.  (Show Diary)
     

  • The Dog Central and Waverunners October shows have been cancelled due to venue problems. (Show Diary)
     

  • The Kennel Club has temporarily suspended the use of the collapsible tunnel in agility, following concerns expressed by the Agility Liaison Council. (Show Snippets)
     

  • The Kennel Club has donated the money from the annual raffle at the Kennel Club International Agility Festival to Agility Against Cancer. (Show Snippets)

NEWS & INFO

Charity News
Team Agria is gearing up for a 500 mile, three-day intense cycle relay with the Extra Mile Challenge to raise money for two very worthwhile dog charities.

Ruth Smith-Howells and her 11 year old daughter are doing a Brave Shave for Macmillans at the Bitz 'n Bobz show on 19th November. Their hair is being donated to the Little Princess Trust that makes wigs for children with cancer. If people could donate only £1 each....

Agility Against Cancer
Agility Against Cancer is very simple concept. The aim is to build a long lasting fundraising group that can offer help and support to agility people suffering from cancer. Thus far the fundraising efforts from the agility community have been amazing. Let us know if you or your group does something special for help our friends. Together we are stronger.
Training Places & Spaces
Looking for some new or experienced handlers to fill your classes? Email the details and we will post them for you. These clubs have vacancies.
  • Spring into Action DAC (Hants)

  • White Way (Herts)

  • Sturminster Newton (Dorset)

  • Diamond Dogz (Bucks / Oxon)

Kennel Club News
Find out what was discussed and what was decided at the latest KC Agility Liaison Council meeting. There's a lot going on.

UKA News
Effective as of 19 August 2016... UK Agility and UK Agility International are suspending the use of the collapsible tunnel at all UKA shows.

Suppliers News
Gain a competitive edge with FitDog Nutritional Drinks which provide hydration and energy boost at shows and training. Developed by dog sport enthusiasts in collaboration with veterinary and food technology experts in Finland, it is available exclusively in the UK from Colimanor.

Training & Education
Established agility club based in East London has an opportunity for another agility club to take over the venue and offer training on Monday nights to an existing group of agility handlers.

Sponsorship News
Lintbell's, sponsors of the Agilitynet Winning Out Certificates, has received a Queen's Award for Enterprise in Innovation.

RESCUE US

Here are some of the latest arrivals but there are many more looking for active homes.

You can now add potential agility dogs direct, using the on-line form. This is a free to rescue organisations and private individuals!

E-VENTS

Events added in the last two weeks.

'The Agilitynet site has really helped me in the past to find training courses for me to attend. I have done training courses all over the country and thoroughly enjoyed them.' Marianne Tembey

SCHEDULES

It's not be practical to list ALL the schedules available here for space reasons so we've opted for those that we've received in the last two weeks. The shows in red are closing this week so hurry if you want to enter. Schedules can be downloaded direct from the Show Diary page.

A Grade Change Form is available via a link on the front page of iSS


Attention: Show Organisers Click here to input your essential show details onto the iSS Show Diary.


WHAT'S NEW...

LOW 550 Scotland
LOW 550 Scotland got underway at Gleniffer  on Saturday, 4th September with a fast, flowing course designed by Judge Aileen Darling. Read her report on the first heat of this competition.

Royal Canin® Rest of the World Challenge
Held as part of Pembrokeshire by The Pond, this is a two part competition open is open to any handler who does not live in Wales. Who would be the winner?

Agility Truths
Loyalty in agility is a funny old thing. What are your thoughts?

Belle Howlett
Meet Belle, the 14 year old Essex school girl who is the new Junior Champion.

Pic of the Week
Congratulations to Yvonne Goode - Large Para Agility Champion 2016. A true inspiration and a real achievement, qualifying not one dog but two!

QUALIFIERS & FINALS

There's an extra 'fun run' qualifier for every Grade level now, not just the Advanced dogs. You can find a qualifier to suit you by using the Qualifiers button on the Show Diary page. Don't be shy. Go for it!

Welsh Handler of the Year
Each year the Burns Pet Nutrition Welsh Handler of the Year competition is held at the Pembrokeshire County Show. It is open to any  Welsh Agility handler who wants to stake their claim to being Wales's top handler. Barrie James was a man on a mission but who came away with the title?
The Animal Health Co Classic
R
eports from three more heats of the Animal Health Company Classic from Dog Vegas - Matlock, Wye Valley and Chipping Norton.

Attention all Animal Health Company Classic finalists ... there is still time to enter the main show, held in conjunction with The Malvern Autumn Food & Country Fair.

Royal Canin® Agility Challenge
Reports of more qualifiers from Heats 7 at the Pet Show Stoneleigh and Heats 8 & 9 in Wales.
Not long until the line up for the Final at Malvern is complete.

Skinners Jumping Grand Prix
It's never easy achieving two clear rounds in a row at speed but the winners of the first Skinners Grand Prix at Chatsworth did just that and more in front of a huge audience.
Agria Pet Insurance Grand Prix
Congratulations to Wendy Dugmore and Marble Archie whp won the second Agria Pet Insurance Grand Prix, judged by Selena Bray, at The Pet Show - Stoneleigh. Ladies, you done good!
LOW 550
Starting in July 2016, there will be a new national jumping competition called LOW 550 for handlers wishing to compete in a prestigious qualifier at the same height as the Lower Height Option at Kennel Club Agility tests, sponsored by the SMART Clinic.

4th Height Jumping Cup
After less than ideal weather during the build up to DogFest at Windsor Great Park, the finals for the 4th Height Jumping cup were exciting to watch and testing for the the handler/dog teams. Congratulations to the winners.

Brillo Bounce
Congratulations to everyone who has qualified so far for the Brillo International Bounce Finals which will be held at Blenheim ATC Agility Show Weekend on 10th September 2016, judged by Championship Agility Judge Mike Hallam.

AGILITY LEAGUES

Senior Agility League
There is still time to enter the Senior Agility League if you are 55 years or over. It's just a bit of fun and anything goes point-wise as long as you get a rosette for it!

Poodle Training Club
The Poodle Training Club Agility League, sponsored by Wild Wash, is a fun agility league for purebred Poodles of all sizes.

SPECIALS

Sing a Song of Shelties
The England Shetland Sheepdog is Lian Knight's agility breed of choice. The smart and speedy. And she ought to know as she's had a dozen of them - all with names starting with the letter 'S.'

Going Platinum
Jean Tuck's Shetland Sheepdog Glen (Ag.Ch. Japaro Cool Jazz at Craygill) has made history by becoming the first dog of any breed to be awarded the new Platinum Agility Warrant. Sadly there is no happy ending to this story. Jean had to say goodbye to litle Glen on Thursday, 8th September as the cancer finally got him. 

News flash... Congratulations to Sarah Crouch's Chase (Canen Cosmic Sindy) who has become the first dog of any breed to be awarded the Diamond Agility Warrant.

Agility Bucket List
With all the various 'bucket lists' going around, Roger Brown thought he'd do a fun one for Agility. How many things have you done? And is there anything else you would like to add?

Hot Tips
Now that the good weather has arrived, we'd like to share some good advice from those nice people at Little Revel End
© on how to keep your dogs as happy in the sun as their humans.

Agility at Chatsworth
Chatsworth Country Fair has played host to Agility for more than 21 years and introduced the Land Rover Jump & Drive, a unique competition never seen in Agility before.

Change for the Better
If you could change just one thing about agility, what would it be? Or is it perfect the way it is?

We Happy Few
Peter Lewis, one of the founding fathers of agility, relates what really happened behind the scenes at the first ever agility demonstration. Essential reading for anyone who loves agility.

WANTED...

How can we help you find that elusive item you've been desperately seeking? Try a free 'want' ad. If you don't ask, you might not get.

STANDARD FEATURES

Job Search
Agria Pet Insurance is offering an exciting new job opportunity for a Breeder Marketing Executive, based in Aylesbury, Bucks.

Agility Against Cancer would like to speak to anyone who like to be a Charity Trustee for the group.

The Young Kennel Club (YKC) Agility Team GB is looking for three experienced people to join the 2016/17 coaching team. Deadline for applications is 30th September.

Agility Champ Dogs
Congratulations to Hannah Houldsworth with Bell, Jenny Lambert with Wizz and Monica Kerr with Kayla who achieved Ag.Ch. status this past weekend.

KC Agility Council Reps
Isn't it time that you contacted your area rep and let them know what you think about the issues facing agility today? They want to hear your opinions.

Judge's A-List
Newly qualified KC and UKA judges, please put your name forward for the Judge's A-List. Show secretaries will be booking shows for next year and it is a great way to get on the radar.

Last 10 judges to join or update their entries:-

  • Rob Archbold

  • Gary Murphy - Updated

  • Rebecca Edgecombe

  • Lisa Jordan

  • Lyn Dickson - Updated

  • Alison Grimes - Updated

  • Kayleigh Gulliford

  • Derek Robinson

  • Oliver Rigby

  • Garry Smith - updated


ADMIN STUFF

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Start Line
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REVIEWS

Agility Course Plans
Looking for some ideas for practicing in the garden or training at Club. Zeffrienne D’Ulivo-Rogers reviews Helen Anderson's new book which is chocked full of more than 250 suggestions for agility exercises and full size ring course plans .

The Adventures of Two Poodles & a Mouse
Gill Pipe reviews the delightful Adventures of Two Poodles and a Mouse. It's is a perfect gift for kids of all ages, not just poodle lovers. Based on two agility dogs and their little friend, it was written by an agility widower Wilfred (aka Derek) Cheek.

Wicked Hounds Recurve Sports Collar
Top competitor Lucy Osborne reviews this new collar designed by a vet and top agility competitor in Australia, specifically for performance dogs.

iFetch
Julie Tait kindly reviewed the iFetch automatic ball launcher for Agilitynet with the help of her dogs Alfie and Poppy. What fun they had!

Chaser Toys
Stacey Irwin-Burns reviews Chaser-Toys motivational bungee and non-bungee toys.

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